Will his “Birther” issue derail Ted Cruz’s presidential dream? | by Tony Castro | @ VOXXI.com
At VOXXI.com: ” … And as Obama could likely tell Cruz, it’s an issue that doesn’t go away, even if you’re almost halfway through your second term in the White House. When asked about whether he’s eligible, Cruz’s stock answer of late has been:
“I was born in Calgary. My father is Cuban. My mother is American. My mother was a U.S. citizen by birth, so under U.S. law, I was an American citizen by birth. Those are the facts.”
Cruz maintains that he is an American citizen by birth, fulfilling the requirement of Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution that a person needs to be a “natural born citizen” to be president.
But just as Obama is still hammered by some critics about his birther issue, so too do questions continue to be raised in some quarters about Cruz’s constitutional standing to become president because of his birth in Canada. … ” Read the rest of the article here: http://voxxi.com/2014/08/31/birthers-ted-cruz/
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Comment about this by CDR Kerchner (Ret): A message to Senator Cruz from me and basic logic: Being declared by man-made positive law that one is a Citizen at Birth is not sufficient. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens” at birth. Natural born Citizens are created by “natural law” and the laws of nature, not man-made “positive law”. Read more on types of citizenship and basic logic here: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/of-natural-born-citizens-and-citizens-at-birth-and-basic-logic-trees-are-plants-but-not-all-plants-are-trees-natural-born-citizens-nbc-are-citizens-at-birth-cab-but-not-all-cab/
This important constitutional issue will not go away not matter how much both major political parties wish to make it go away so they can run politically sexy candidates of their choice without regard for the eligibility clause as to who is legally and constitutionally eligible. Watch as Jim Rubens, U.S. Senate candidate in NH, does a polite verbal tap dance of sorts when asked about what “natural born Citizen of the United States” means to constitutional standards and its impact on several “rising star” potential Republican Party candidates for Pres and CinC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oIs7UPYsI0
Then learn the real facts about the true historical and legal meaning of “natural born Citizen of the United States” by reading the articles below and also linked to via the links below my signature.
Read these essays regarding the legal term of art “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/of-natural-born-citizens-and-citizens-at-birth-and-basic-logic-trees-are-plants-but-not-all-plants-are-trees-natural-born-citizens-nbc-are-citizens-at-birth-cab-but-not-all-cab/ … AND … http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html Also watch this video by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8
CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA